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Can text messages be intercepted?

October 24, 2010 Technology No Commenti

Those who fear that their conversations could be intercepted, especially if they use the phone to discuss sensitive topics, confidential subjects or matters of a certain financial relevance, sometimes think that, to avoid being tapped, they can use SMS to communicate securely.

Unfortunately for them, though, this is not true, and actually, an SMS would leave an indelible track, which could easily be used against us at any time and in any situation. In fact, thanks to modern systems mobile phone wiretapping, not only one can listen to calls from any phone within a radius of several hundred meters, but also read all SMS traffic in the same area.

These systems are able to read the encoding used by cell phone networks to encrypt conversations; therefore, to protect oneself from covert listening, the best way is certainly to encrypt our conversations, using a code that is not the one used to encrypt the signal sent through the network, and thus add an extra layer of protection to our telephone conversations.

The principle used to make encrypted phone calls is the same that we see every day on our computers, if we use a system such as PGP to protect our e-mail.

In fact, on the cell phone is installed a simple encryption software, which combined with the relevant encryption key, converts the audio track into an unintelligible noise. If our counterpart’s phone has the same software and the same encryption key, it can decode this noise, and our conversation will go on regularly and without prying ears.

Any attempt to intercept, would only be able to hear only the noise of the encoded phone call, but would not be able to decipher it. In this way, our phones are safe from being tapped, and we will not have to worry that sensitive information could end up in the wrong hands, with the potential risk to create serious damage to our work or our family.

Anyone wishing to learn more about various ways to ensure privacy protection, by telephone, at home or in the office, may visit the Endoacustica website and consult our experts, at your disposal to find the solution that best suits your safety needs.

Mobile phone bugging is now made easier

February 22, 2010 Technology No Commenti

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If you are using your mobile phone frequently, especially for private and confidential conversations, or if because of your work you always have the handset on to carry out negotiations or exchange information, a small piece of news which appeared on newspapers worldwide should legitimately sound as a warning to you.

In fact, just a few weeks ago, a young hacker from Germany has declared that he has cracked the encryption key that is used to transmit voice and data over the GSM network. This standard key is adopted by all GSM network operators worldwide, and is based on a 64-bit algorithm which, no matter how safe it is, is still much less complicated to decipher than one might think, especially when compared to the highly advanced 128 or 256-bit keys in use on more recent systems, not only in telephone communications field.

Of course, the kind of job necessary to force the codes such as the one in use on GSM networks, called A5/1, is not so easy as to be done by anyone, and the devices used for this kind of operations are generally very expensive, which so far made this technology accessible only to government agencies and law enforcement.

Anyway, during a worldwide hackers’ symposium, one of them revealed that currently it is actually possible to sneak into the GSM network, by using simple equipment which costs not more than 3000 dollars. Once this device is started, all you need is 30 minutes of work and you will easily be able to listen to mobile phone conversations within the range reached by this system.

On top of this, with software tools such as Java Virtual Machine, it is possible to install any kind of program on a mobile phone, and the user would not even notice it, making it possible to remotely listen to his conversations, turning the handset into a real spy phone.

This said, what can the ordinary mobile phone network user do to protect himself from such invisible threats?
Of course we can not just stand still waiting for phone operators to upgrade their security standards, and in the meantime have our phone conversations exposed to the risk of being bugged.

The best option we have is to add one further layer of security on top of the GSM encryption, by providing ourselves with an encrypted mobile phone, that is, a normal cellphone on which a particular software is installed, that encodes its conversations, by using a 256-bit encryption key, much safer than the 64-bit standard GSM network key.

The conversation between two encrypted phones takes place following the same principle as key-protected email. By making sure that both cellphones engaged in a conversation share the same encryption key, any eavesdropping operation which could get through to the encrypted conversation would only be able to hear a white noise, and this means that your phone calls are absolutely secure.

Therefore, you will easily be able to talk about sensitive subjects, or carry our confidential or sensitive negotiations over the phone, without any fear that your conversations might be bugged by any prying ears. Naturally, if your counterpart has a mobile phone which is not equipped with the same encryption system, should his phone be bugged, your voice could be heard; it is therefore advisable to use at least two (or more) encrypted cell phones, to be used by the people whose conversations you wish to keep secret.

For more information about how the encryption software works, and the models of mobile phones on which it can be installed, we advise you to visit the Endoacustica website, and contact our specialists for specific advice tailored on your needs.

3G encryption is in danger of being cracked

January 16, 2010 Technology No Commenti

3G Encryption

Times are harsh for security and privacy of our mobile phone calls: just a few weeks ago we learned that a young German hacker has cracked the A5/1 encryption used by GSM operators, which now might be made public, with a severe risk for privacy of our conversations.

Today we learned that the encryption system which manages conversations according to the 3G standard, called Kasumi, can easily be attacked and cracked with a procedure that only requires a few hours from an ordinary PC, and that there have already been successful attempts to breach its security.

The 3G encoding technique, called Misty is quite complex, as it uses an array of multiple keys, but its complexity makes it quite heavy on processors. Therefore, the Kasumi system was applied on it, in order to make the encryption process faster and easier.

Unfortunately though, this latter step seems to have created problems in terms of security, and now third generation mobile phone users are starting to wonder whether their conversations are really secure and private.

To be really safe from eavesdropping and prying ears, it is highly advisable to equip yourselves with a second tier of encoding and encryption, by using an interception-proof encrypted mobile phone.

In fact, encrypted phones are equipped with one more 256-bit encryption key, much safer than the 128-bit one used by GSM networks; by using two phones that share the same encoding key, any unwanted access would be thwarted, as the unauthorized listener would only be able to hear a white noise.

So, even though the modern cellular networks are showing signs of weakness as far as security is concerned, there is still a way to keep our calls private!

GSM encryption unveiled: is our privacy at risk?

January 4, 2010 Technology No Commenti

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Many sites worldwide are reporting today the news about a young German hacker who published the algorithm used by GSM cellphone networks to encrypt their phone calls. It is a 64-bit encryption key called A5/1.

This encryption has been used for well over 20 years to manage the phone calls placed by over 4 billion mobile phones worldwide. Making its key available to the general public might put the privacy of our conversations at risk, and Karsten Nohl, the hacker who recently announced his discovery during a convention, has stated that his move is aimed at pushing GSM operators towards implementation of more advanced systems to provide a higher security.

Operators are actually already planning to boost their technology to switch to 128-bit A5/3 encoding, which will provide protection from attacks that, according to Nohl, can be carried out simply with a computer and some radio equipment valued at around 2000 euros. For operators, another way to guarantee that their communications are interception-proof is to switch to the UMTS network which so far can not be intercepted.

For end users while waiting for operators to implement the necessary security measures to guarantee security on their networks the best option is certainly adding one further layer of security by encoding their calls through the usage of an encrypted mobile phone.

Encrypted cellphones are normal handsets on which a piece of software is installed that generated a 256-bit encryption key dramatically more secure than the normal GSM network 128-bit encryption. Thanks to the installation of the encoding software you can be sure that your conversations are secure, because even if a third party listener should get hold of the GSM access keys, he will never be able to have your own additional key.

By making sure that our counterpart’s cellphone is equipped with the same key, our phone calls will be safe from any kind of eavesdropping, since a hidden listener can only hear an unintelligible noise, absolutely impossible to translate to sounds and words for those who do not have the appropriate decoding key.
Furthermore, this software is password-protected, to prevent unauthorized access by anyone who might put their hands on our phone.

Thanks to this two-tier security cloak, you will then be able to make sure that your conversations stay absolutely confidential. Security and privacy of phone conversations is absolutely vital in fields where confidentiality of communication plays an important role, such as for example politics or public administration, especially for those working with public tenders.

Those who run a business may certainly take advantage from encrypted cell phones, to keep their information safe from competitors, who might be interested in obtaining clients’ names and conditions of sale, in order to gain new business. Police forces can also benefit from it, being able to establish a secure communications channel when carrying out operations against crime.

Even if the GSM network should no longer be bulletproof, the average user still has the possibility to protect himself from unwanted listeners, and law enforcement are still able to keep fighting criminals. For more information on encryption software to protect your phone calls, you can visit the Endoacustica website.

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